Angela Duckworth is the Founder and CEO of Character Lab, a nonprofit whose mission is to advance the science and practice of character development. She is also the Christopher H. Browne Distinguished Professor of Psychology at the University of Pennsylvania, faculty co-director of the Penn-Wharton Behavior Change For Good Initiative, and faculty co-director of Wharton People Analytics. A 2013 MacArthur Fellow, Angela has advised the White House, the World Bank, NBA and NFL teams, and Fortune 500 CEOs. Her latest book is the best-seller Grit: The Power of Passion and Perseverance. She can be found on Twitter @angeladuckw.
Books by Angela Duckworth
Interviews with Angela Duckworth
The Marshmallow Test: Why Self-Control Is the Engine of Success
by Walter Mischel
A Curious Mind: The Secret To a Bigger Life
by Brian Grazer
Mindset: The New Psychology of Success
by Carol Dweck
Popular: The Power of Likability in a Status-Obsessed World
by Mitch Prinstein
Path to Purpose
by William Damon
Can we cultivate qualities like grit, tenacity and kindness? How about habits of the successful—hard work, perseverance and productivity? Angela Duckworth, bestselling author of Grit and founder of the Character Lab at the University of Pennsylvania, recommends five books, including a title that graces every CEO’s shelf.